Author Archives: Kate Coffey

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.

Tihar – Nepal’s Festival of Lights

This is a short write- up on what Tihar means to a one of the 45 young women who have been a recipient of  higher education scholarships by the impressive Bo M. Karlsson Foundation .  This post is reproduced here with their … Continue reading

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A snapshot of my work in Sri Lanka

There was a feature done on me and my work in Sri Lanka recently, which I have been meaning to share but kept forgetting to do so!  Here you go, enjoy. A Business Savvy Global Citizen Volunteers in Sri Lanka … Continue reading

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School’s Back!

At least here in the Northern Hemisphere, kids and teachers returned to school in their droves this week.  It’s hot and sticky here in British Columbia and I feel for the little kids, donning clothes suitable for school and shoes. … Continue reading

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Maeve Mulcahy: #swimfastnet

Originally posted on Myrtleville Swimmers:
This is my account of my Fastnet to Baltimore swim which I completed on 1st September 2017. I had originally been training for the Galway Bay Swim which was to happen in July.  Unfortunately, this…

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Kathmandu roads during monsoon

Take a look at the Nepali Times 2.30 mins clip of a bike’s journey from Jorpati to Chabahil in the city of Kathmandu, Nepal.  Grant it, it is monsoon season which makes things worse, but Jorpati is as bad as … Continue reading

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Mankamana … finally

It all started in late 2014 when my sister Maeve and I bought a bunch of tickets to the Cork Film Festival.  Her hubbie does not like going to see films much and I had not seen a film for … Continue reading

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Home again, naturally

It’s been a whirlwind of activity since returning home to Bowen Island two weeks ago.  So many friends to spend time with, catch up on 12 months worth of stories from their lives, and share my stories with them (not … Continue reading

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